Alan Shearer

Stung by comments from Shearer questioning the sense in the £35m sale of Andy Carroll without another striker to replace him last week, MD Derek Llambias responded in typical schoolyard style completely at odds with his previous thoughts on the legend….

“We want him to be the manager 110 per cent, he’s very good at what he does, and he’s a straight talking guy – we like that. He’d be the perfect appointment.”
-Derek llambias 26 May 2009 (After relegation)

“Do I care what Alan Shearer has to say? When he ran this football club we were relegated after picking up just five points from his eight games in charge.”
-Derek llambias 2 Feb 2011

A Compendium of Contradictions from Mike Ashley

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